York Editors

Editing and proofreading services

Claire Gell


Skills: Copy-editing and proofreading. I have a good eye for detail and grammar, as well as strong researching skills. I can mark up texts on-screen or on paper, using Adobe Acrobat Reader’s comment tools or with BSI symbols.

Subjects: Science and nature, popular film (specific knowledge of fantasy and musical genres, Japanese cinema / animation, and an in-depth knowledge of Walt Disney films, theme parks, and products), academic film, general history, music (music theory, film scores, pop music), equestrian topics and sports, food and baking.

Types of publication: My previous projects have mainly been large, illustrated non-fiction books. However, I would be happy to look at texts including – but not limited to – blogs, websites, publicity materials, marketing, menus, books, board games, articles, magazines.

About me: I am an Intermediate member of the SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders) and studied BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Film Studies at university. I spent just over 4 years working at Dorling Kindersley (a non-fiction publisher in London) before going freelance.

I’m friendly and down-to-earth. I love all things Disney and enjoy sitting outside in the garden when the sun is out. In my spare time I’ll usually be catching up on all the brilliant telly that seems to be on at the moment; walking in the outdoors or watching a film with my partner; and attending our ballroom dance classes – which is not as posh as it sounds.

Email: cg.clairegell@gmail.com

Website: http://www.clairegell.co.uk

Twitter: @ThatTallLass

Location: Selby, North Yorkshire


Linda Mellor


Skills: all aspects of editing and proofreading

Subjects: education, especially vocational/FE; other non-fiction, including housing reports and construction/health and safety documents

Types of publication: all types of educational materials including books, online and tutor resources; research reports

About me:  I have been working in publishing since 1984 and have been kept busy as a freelance editor since 1994.
I was trained and worked in-house for three different publishers in and around London before moving to North Yorkshire and starting my freelance career. Over the past twenty years I have worked with many different publishers and non-publishers and established excellent relationships with in-house editors who know they can rely on me to meet the requirements of the job and – especially – to meet the deadline.

In addition to working on different types of books and educational resources I proofread reports (such as for housing and market research organisations) and have checked websites. I am passionate about accuracy and clarity in all types of communication.

As an Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders I regularly attend SfEP Conferences and training sessions to keep up to date with the latest developments.

Email: linda@mellor5.co.uk

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/linda-mellor/20/934/13b/

Location: Stokesley, North Yorkshire